- Aug 27, 2014
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- there are no other teams worthy
The more I read about that game, the more I think both teams were nuts that week. What got into them to both lose it so much during the match?found this beauty in a story about the 1945 gf
'ON THE SATURDAY morning before the 1945 VFL grand final, known in football folklore as the Bloodbath, South Melbourne wingman Ted Whitfield kept to his normal routine. He had six beers. This book is worth it for that one detail. Whitfield would be one of nine players reported in the match, although with this distinction. He had run up the ground with his jumper up around his head so the goal umpire couldn't take his number. Whitfield, who didn't bother attending the tribunal, got a year's suspension'.